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Bing says this is a lot to pay for porn. Maybe? 
14th-Jan-2008 05:45 pm
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I have a confession to make - I've not actually read much Alan Moore. I've read vol.1 of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (not to be confused with The League of Gentlemen, which quite frankly scares me shitless.) I own V for Vendetta on DVD, and I quite liked that movie in which the robot from Alien played Satan (and Johnny Depp and absinthe). So i know I'll like Moore. I just haven't started reading him yet. A similar thing happened with Gaiman - it took The Last Temptation of Alice Cooper to break my Gaimaninity.

Not having plunged myself into Moore yet, Lost Girls has blipped onto my radar into a 'gosh that looks good,' way. Then, finding out more about it, I thought 'wow, I bet I'd really like that.' It's OK, though. I wasn't actually intending anything.

Except Moore and Gebbie are going to be at my comic shop the week before my birthday. Signing the book.

DILEMMA.

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14th-Jan-2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
V for Vendetta is much better as a graphic novel. The Wachowski brothers should be taken out behind the chemical sheds and shot for what they did to it.
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14th-Jan-2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
It's not just porn, though (it is very good porn as far as that goes). It's brilliant; I do think you'll really like it. If you were closer I'd let you look at our copy and drool on it and everything.
14th-Jan-2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
If you were closer I'd let you look at our copy

*cough*
is that an open offer? There's no way I can justify the expense currently, although at some point later I might manage it.

@Debi, it's your call, take a look at it first, possibly consider getting it signed, and then it's always ebayable as others have said.
14th-Jan-2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I want that, and Eric always thinks it's too much to pay for porn, too. But if I had it, he'd read it!
14th-Jan-2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
I believe the Depp film was called From Hell.

I highly recommend V for Vendetta in its original (and very different) form, as well as Watchmen, which is being made into a film but which I cannot see as anything but a graphic novel. (Which isn't to say I won't go see the film.)

And if are interested in Moore as super-hero writer, I recommend The Killing Joke, his take on the Joker, and Promethea, his radical reimagining of the Wonder Woman archetype.
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14th-Jan-2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
The V comics are totally more awesome than the film, though in a different way. (I loved the film, but I loved the comics first.)

Also I think I want that, ahaha.
14th-Jan-2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I never realized that Gaiman did "Alice Cooper" (I read it long before I knew who he was). I thought that was a great comic. ^_^
14th-Jan-2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Go to the signing, get the book signed, have a good time, and then if you hate the book you can sell it on eBay? Going to the signing sounds worth the price of the book and standing in line, and you'll probably have fun.
14th-Jan-2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Requisite Moore commentary: the film & graphic novel of From Hell are COMPLETELY different kettles of fish, but I enjoy them both for what they are. Ditto V For Vendetta.

I own Lost Girls -- it cost me heaps, but I'm very glad I shelled out for the hard copy, because the artwork is amazing and the quality of it on the pages is equally so. I agree that it might be worth torrenting some scans first, but only to see if the concept/nature of the pornography is something you're interested in. If you want to read it all, I'd definitely recommend buying it (especially if there's a signing on!).
15th-Jan-2008 02:16 am (UTC)
OOOoomigosh, so jealous. I'm a big more fan of Moore.

V for Vendetta is one of my favorite books, period. Not just favorite graphic novel, or whatever, but favorite book.

I just reread From Hell a few weeks ago. It's such a brilliant book.

Edited at 2008-01-15 02:17 (UTC)
15th-Jan-2008 08:07 am (UTC)
I like Moore a lot, but Lost Girls is way overpriced and not as awesome as I was expecting.

Definitely get Watchmen and Promethea first, (and I love V for Vendetta, and thought the film was much braver than anything I expected from Hollywood, even if it wasn't strictly true to the comic).

Oh, and "DR and Quinch".

Then Gaiman: Sandman, particularly "Death: The high cost of living", and Stardust.

All of which costs more than a house, so Torrent is your friend :)
15th-Jan-2008 09:46 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm into Gaiman now...
15th-Jan-2008 09:42 am (UTC)
He wrote some great stuff for 2000AD, back in the day! :D

I've not read a huge amount of his stuff since, just the main stuff, but it's all been excellent.

Watchmen in particular blew me away when I was about 16 or thereabouts. Anyone who's into comics and superheroes owes it to themselves to read it before Hollywood screws it up with the impending adaptation! I've got my copy of the first paperback edition signed by Moore and Dave Gibbons, which I'll sell once I'm old and grey and live off the proceeds!

Not sure about Lost Girls though. I like the idea and I'm sure it'll be excellent, but I'm just not sure the lesbian porn angle is entirely my cup-o-tea!

Edited at 2008-01-15 09:44 (UTC)
15th-Jan-2008 10:03 am (UTC)
I have a policy to usually see movies before reading the book, just in case the movie is good in its own right but wouldn't stand up as an adaptation.

I don't always stick to the policy, but I have it.
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